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    Re: Dior Boutique @ Palazzo shutting down

    The one and only, yes. :cry:
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    Re: Dior Boutique @ Palazzo shutting down

    Hmmm, how do I answer this loaded question... ;-)

    I would say it was "not a good decision" - how's that? Gary was absolutely fantastic, always very helpful, proactive, friendly, called and...
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    Re: Dior Boutique @ Palazzo shutting down

    I've spoken with two people from the Dior boutique at Caesars Palace. To the best of my knowledge, none of the staff from Palazzo was migrated over to this location.
  4. Re: Anyone bought Heeley straight from their site, jamesheeley.com?

    It is above the board - they are a legitimate operation and use reasonable commercial shipping options to ship to US. They should/will disclose the package contents, like most EU online stores that...
  5. Re: Anyone bought Heeley straight from their site, jamesheeley.com?

    I haven't purchased from their FR site directly, but have purchased a number of times from other sites in France and never had a problem. Now whether or not US Customs checks the package and sends...
  6. Re: Similarities between interlude man and Tom ford tobacco oud

    Zero similarity.


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  7. Re: [INTL] Guerlain Habit Rouge/Creed Royal Mayfair/Tauerville Flash/Roja Dove/Dior Privee/MFK/+++

    Yes indeed!! It's good to be back. :-)
  8. [INTL] Xerjoff Richwood/Creed Royal Mayfair/Tauerville Flash/Roja Dove/Dior P...

    Per mods requests, new split thread has been created. Here's the link:

    http://www.remik.ca/splits

    or http://www.basenotes.net/threads/418691 if you don't like redirects.
  9. [INTL] Guerlain Habit Rouge/Creed Royal Mayfair/Tauerville Flash/Roja Dove/Dior Privee/MFK/+++

    Click here to subscribe to this thread (so you get email updates when new items are added to the split list).


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  10. Re: [INTL] Xerjoff Richwood/Creed Royal Mayfair/Tauerville Flash/Roja Dove/Dior Privee/+++

    Thank you all for your feedback, comments, and kind words. It's nice to hear, especially right now when going through this legal mess that is taking a big toll on me, mostly emotionally than...
  11. Re: [INTL] Xerjoff Richwood/Creed Royal Mayfair/Tauerville Flash/Roja Dove/Dior Privee/+++

    Guys,

    I'm still here. Barely at the moment, but I'm still here. I can't go into much detail in a public forum, but what I can say is that my company has an issue with one of our vendors that has...
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    Re: Frederic Malle Monsieur - new fragrance!

    Only from Luxembourg, so far... Still not officially on FM web site or at their boutiques.
  13. Re: Perfumes that are best enjoyed with some distance

    LOL, well, maybe "repulsive" was not the correct word... How about "nowhere near as pleasant as when you just get whiffs of the fragrance as the scent cloud builds around you"? :-)
  14. Re: Perfumes that are best enjoyed with some distance

    I find that *most* fragrances are rather repulsive if you stick your nose directly to where you sprayed them, but are much more enjoyable if you just catch a whiff here and there. I think that's how...
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    Re: What is you favorite Mancera Fragrance?

    A true Basenoter. :-)

    Lemon Line is great, I have a bottle. Haven't tried Wave Musk though - let us all know what you think about it.


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    Poll: Re: naxos vs. TV vs. enigma

    Creation-E. Just FYI, the EDP has been discontinued, though the Parfum is still available.


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  17. Re: Ellena and Nagel create new Cologne duo for Hermès

    Or vetiver. :-)



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  18. Re: Can someone recommend a long lasting, well projecting, masculine, warm cologne?

    Chanel Egoiste (NOT Platinum), and if you can find it and it fits in your budget - Egoiste Cologne Concentree.


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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 17th January, 2016

    Wait a second..... When did Frapin start using Roja Dove style bottles?!?

    This would be explain why Roja switched to bedazzled crystal caps and metal plates on the front.


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  20. Re: The Top Ten Niche Fragrances Every Beginner Should Sample

    Bravo, Claire!

    Nice reading, and indeed a fantastic shortcut to try some of the more representative fragrances in various genres - and how other similar fragrances compare to them. Very nice and...
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    Poll: Re: Best Dior Privée fragrances?

    LOL, you're right - Cologne Blanche has been discontinued so long ago that even Dior doesn't acknowledge it anymore. Strange that they still have the most recently discontinued three fragrances on...
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    Poll: Re: Best Dior Privée fragrances?

    There are 16 fragrances in the Privée line, 13 still currently in production. I think it would make a better poll if you just listed the 13 (or 16) for people to vote on their "best." No one here...
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    Poll: Re: Best Dior Privée fragrances?

    Perhaps if you add the other releases from the line to the poll....? The one I think is 'best' is not even on your list - so I'm not voting... :-\
  24. Re: Does anybody a fragrance to honor a dead celebrity?

    According to the celebrity fragrance guide (however real and accurate this might be), he wore SMW and Floris. I suppose I can do Floris today, but more importantly - I'll just have his music in an...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Check out my reviews of it a while back... I think it's one of the best things that Creed ever released, though the name is a total misnomer - it should have been called Royal Wood. I think they...
  26. Re: [INTL] Xerjoff Richwood/Creed Royal Mayfair/Tauerville Flash/Roja Dove/Dior Privee/+++

    Mission accomplished. ;-)




    <blushing> You're welcome, guys.



    You got it!
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    Not the kind of "predictable" that I had in mind, sorry... It's like saying McDonalds food is good because it's "predictable" - you know what to expect no matter which location you go to. Rolex is...
  28. Re: Newbie trying to find a fragrance that's woody but sweet

    Mancera Kumkat Wood - very nice woody and sweet (but not cloying) scent.

    Same house, a little less sweet, more transparent feeling - Cedrat Boise.


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  29. Re: [INTL] Xerjoff Richwood/Creed Royal Mayfair/Tauerville Flash/Roja Dove/Dior Privee/+++

    I've tried not to post too many new things around xmas, with people busy with other things and all. But I have a bunch of things to post, many by request, and some I think more people should try. ...
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    Poll: Re: guerlain derby vs. chanel antaeus

    I voted Derby, but truthfully - I enjoy both (Derby perhaps a bit more, obviously, since it got my vote in this poll).
  31. Re: “Leaders Number One” ... a cologne inspired by Vladimir Putin

    I thought he only wore Eau de Pew-tin...


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    Best Xerjoff fragrances

    Richwood and Gao above all. Then to round it off, any of the citrus based ones - these are like microvariations and Xerjoff knows how to do citrus exceptionally well, so one should try them all to...
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    It's not you, it's Rolex. A lot of people think this is a great brand, with great watches, but really... they are the equivalent of Starbucks in the coffee world, or Honda in car world. ...
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    Alternative to Tom Ford Oud Wood?

    TF Oud Wood is pretty unique so it's hard to find a substitute for it, but if you want something similar on a smaller budget, yet still excellent quality and very enjoyable - try Arabian Oud Kalemat,...
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    Re: First in Fragrance Package Lost?

    It takes a week to 10 days for packages to get from NY to CA, and you are panicking over package shipped from Germany to US after only 8 days? And especially this time of the year, when USPS, UPS...
  36. Thread: "I wish..."

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    Re: "I wish..."

    I'm Canadian myself and very familiar with the Canadian laws (I just happen to be living in California at the moment). In the US some States have similar laws, however others - do not. Regardless...
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    Re: What Will Be The First Dior Sauvage Flanker???

    http://remik.ca/basenotes/dior-suasage.jpg
  38. Thread: "I wish..."

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    Re: "I wish..."

    Sure they can - step away 5 feet and problem solved. [emoji12]

    Besides, cigarettes and second hand cigarette smoke are infinitely more destructive to us than fragrance, yet cigarettes are not...
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    Spoof of his lame ass car commercial he was in. I guess it's a meme material now.


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    Re: Habit Rouge - should I go for it?

    Sign up for ShopRunner account and use that option on fragrancenet, shipping is then free and they use FedEx 2nd day delivery.


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    Re: Anyone ever use Beautyspin.com?

    lol lol lol lol

    I'm sorry, I couldn't resist!!

    :evil:

    Happy New Year!
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    Lutens fanboy thread

    Chene, Fumerie Turque, and Vetiver Oriental.


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    Re: Cleaning decant bottles?

    Surprised no one said anything about the above...!

    2ml in one day? Wow, dogs will be smelling you from 6 blocks away. [emoji33]

    But seriously, just get a new decant for a new fragrance, they...
  44. New LM Parfums - Scandinavian Crime! (Extrait De Parfum)

    The answer is simple: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

    Crime, Scandinavian style.


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  45. Re: [INTL] Xerjoff Richwood/Creed Royal Mayfair/Tauerville Flash/Roja Dove/Dior Privee/+++

    Ouch - sorry to see this box got mangled as bad as it did. That's why I wrap everything inside in double layers of bubble-wrap, and a zip-lock bag just to be on the safe side.

    FYI, it doesn't...
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    Re: Roja Vetiver vs vintage Guerlain Vetiver

    Yup, +1. Great take on vetiver.


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    Re: Help me choose :)

    +1 to both suggestions. [emoji12]


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    Re: MEMO - Brand Favourites and Thoughts?

    Hey hednic - thanks for that info! That's good to know.
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    Re: MEMO - Brand Favourites and Thoughts?

    Wow, that's a price jump from the other releases in the MEMO line... Interesting.

    I haven't tried Moon Leather, but I have tried French and Italian Leather. I totally agree - Italian Leather is a...
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    Re: What You Received For Christmas, 2015 Edition

    Yup, I got one as well.


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    Re: Frederic Malle Monsieur - new fragrance!

    it's not out yet, not do they have actual bottles available for sampling yet, so the answer to your first question is... no. Second question - couple people have mentioned they were able to sniff an...
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    Re: Vintage Jardin Creed

    JdA is a relatively new release in the Creed line, so there's no such thing as "vintage." It's as current as it gets. The oldest sample I have smells exactly like the most current release.

    And...
  53. Re: Do you think Terre d'Hermes fits in well with the general aesthetics of Comme des Garçons?

    This, pretty much. I love TdH, and I love many of the CdG releases, but to me these are different compositions, different approaches, different "class" of fragrances. There's room for both in my...
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    Poll: Re: New Year, New Cologne

    Easy choice: Terre d'Hermes.

    :vrolijk_26:
  55. Re: Tom Ford Private Blend - A range of expensive skin scents

    The weakest ones from the TFPB line last 8+ hours on me, the strongest ones 24+, so I don't think they are as weak as the OP makes them sound to be. Overall they are well above average in longevity....
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    Re: House of Matriarch - rebranding, new prices

    Champaca Absolute is from Tom Ford Private Blend line. Wonderful release - dense, rich, very powerful. It's sort of champaca and cognac to my nose. Based on your description so far, I think you...
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    Re: House of Matriarch - rebranding, new prices

    How does it stack up to Champaca Absolute?


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    Re: Arabian Oud Kalemat Amber

    Kalemat was a nice blind buy, very enjoyable. Now reading this thread, I just placed an order for a bottle of Kalemat Amber - looking forward to this one, especially after the glowing review I...
  59. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? January - May 2015

    Just posted it - http://www.basenotes.net/threads/380646
  60. Re: New Etat Libre D'Orange - Hermann à mes côtés me paraissait une ombre!

    One of the oddest names for a fragrance in a while... but, it is coming from ELDO, so anything goes, right?
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    Re: House of Matriarch - rebranding, new prices

    Having the line available at Nordstrom stores seems like it's already going pretty darn mainstream. Next stop, Macy's and Sephora. ;-)
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    Re: Creed's Royal Princess Oud

    Hmmm, I just decanted a flacon of Royal Princess Oud couple days ago and to me, this feels like it's aimed at a much younger audience. A young, coming of age girl, a "royal princess"... I don't get...
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    Re: Roja Dove Top 5 to Sample/Consider???

    A little birdie told me there are two new versions of Vetiver coming out in 2016: EDP and Parfum. No more Extrait. My *personal* guess is they will be available in 100ml and 50ml versions,...
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    Re: Roja Dove Top 5 to Sample/Consider???

    Cacao actually - very strong and "sparkly" (?!) cacao. Got couple bottles recently, and it's definitely not an amber fragrance like most of us would expect. I need to wear this couple more times to...
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    Re: What You Received For Christmas, 2015 Edition

    Was it the prescribed antibiotics, or the pretty young doctor that made the gift "best ever"? :rolleyesold:

    Hope you feel better soon!!
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    Re: Herod similar to DHI

    I would say it's perhaps a little closer to Tobacco Vanille than DHI... Not a replacement by any means, just closer to TV.


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    Re: Cartier Declaration d'Un Soir has blown be away

    I've only ever had the 'for men' sample and it was indeed black. Based on the packaging of these two, I think you are spot on - these closely match the boxes of MAN and WOMAN versions (black vs red...
  68. Re: Is Chanel Bois des Iles Pure Parfum made with Mysore Sandalwood?

    Darjeeling - I think you might be closer to truth than some of the conspiracy theories above, lol. I can't tell if it is Mysore Sandalwood or not - I don't think anyone here could tell with 100%...
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    Strongest Amouage ?

    OP, if you are going to Oman - I'd suggest trying, and stocking up on, a bunch of Amouage attars. They no longer sell them internationally due to IFRA restrictions, you can only get them in Oman. ...
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    Cartier Declaration d'Un Soir has blown be away

    Declaration d'Un Soir is one of the few rose fragrances I really enjoy - a lot. To me, it's a sharp fresh rose, sort of green, with the green stem and all, not just the petals that we mostly...
  71. Re: Is Chanel Bois des Iles Pure Parfum made with Mysore Sandalwood?

    I have the current (2014?) bottle of Bois des Iles Parfum, and was told by Chanel SA that it does contain Mysore Sandalwood. And based on what I'm smelling in it, and the not so inexpensive price of...
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    Re: Fahrenheit - Batch please?

    OK, found them. I posted pictures of both of my newly acquired 1987 bottles in the "Today I bought December 2015" thread: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/415549-Today-I-bought-December-2015/page3...
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    Re: Fahrenheit - Batch please?

    I posted pictures here a few days ago... I'll be back home in a few minutes, I can look up the bottles again.


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  74. Re: [INTL] Xerjoff Richwood/Creed Royal Mayfair/Tauerville Flash/Roja Dove/Dior Privee/+++

    GREAT NEWS!! We've been all (im)patiently waiting for it, and it has just arrived!!

    http://remik.ca/basenotes/splits/Creed_Royal_Princess_Oud_BOTH.jpg

    I'll be decanting it tonight and will...
  75. Re: [INTL] Xerjoff Richwood/Creed Royal Mayfair/Tauerville Flash/Roja Dove/Dior Privee/+++

    Got it, will respond shortly. Please remember you are half-way around the world, when you send messages it's way off from our schedules, and by the time I get your messages it may be the "next day"...
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    Re: Fahrenheit - Batch please?

    LOL Diamondflame - you do need some coffee, stat!!
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    Re: Fahrenheit - Batch please?

    Not strange at all, I have two bottles also dating back to 1987. I think these are the very first batches, made in 87 and shipped to stores for launch in spring 88. There are others here on BN who...
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    Re: Anyone else hate fingerprints on your bottles?

    Fingerprints on clear glass bottles don't bother me as much, but when it comes to black or shiny silver or gold bottles (or caps), yes, I have a microfiber towel in my fragrance closet just for...
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    What You Received For Christmas, 2015 Edition

    Thank you Chuck. You are getting a nice selection as well - that Zegna coffret is awesome. Share your comments on JM Oud and Bergamot when you try it, I've been always curious about that line but...
  80. Re: How much you would able to pay for a Bond no9 Andy Warhole 3.3 oz?

    Ugh, I'm sorry... I didn't pay close enough attention - not sure where I got the "Silver Factory" from. The Andy Warhol "face edition" is a whole lot more similar to Plum Japonais than Silver...
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    Re: What You Received For Christmas, 2015 Edition

    My friends and family wouldn't have a clue what to buy me, fragrance wise - they already think I own "every bottle ever made" (not even close, but the collection is a little ridiculous, so I get it)....
  82. Re: How much you would able to pay for a Bond no9 Andy Warhole 3.3 oz?

    They are both a bit sweet, yes, but I don't get how you find plum/fruity Plum Japonais "pretty close" to incense/resin/iris Silver Factory. They smell vastly different, the only thing in common they...
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    Re: Guerlain L'Âme D'un Hêros

    Enjoy! LDH is beautiful and totally underrated (unknown).


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  84. Re: How much you would able to pay for a Bond no9 Andy Warhole 3.3 oz?

    Not even close.... Sorry. I like both but these two play in different ZIP codes.


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    Re: Today I bought December 2015

    Congrats! It's a great find, and an awesome fragrance indeed!! Took me a long time to find a bottle (the 4ml minis are way easier to come by), but when I did - it was a great day. Hope it's just...
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    Re: Creed - A Bunch of Scumbags.

    They don't need our cars, they are already doing a fantastic job at creating world's most insane traffic jams - like this.

    Click on the IMAGES link to see what I mean.
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    Re: Creed Royal Oud discuss

    If I can pull it off in the summer when it's 120F outside (50C), I don't think you have anything to worry about in Norway. ;-)
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    Re: Creed - A Bunch of Scumbags.

    Lol, little grasshopper... Much to learn you have...

    Yoda
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    Re: Creed - A Bunch of Scumbags.

    Welcome to Planet Earth. All car makers already do that. When you buy a new car in the US, one of the things you sign somewhere in small legal print is that you are not going to export the car...
  90. Re: Bleu de Chanel - Eau de Toilette or Eau de Parfum

    You bumped your own question after just 1.5 hours? Couldn't wait for people to respond if/when they have a chance? Wow.

    Neither EDP nor EDT are "more mature" - Bleu is as youthfull and 'teenage'...
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    Re: Creed - A Bunch of Scumbags.

    Go on fedex.com site and look up shipping cost from UK to US, 2nd Day rate, and specify "Perfume - Dangerous Goods." You'll see rates ranging from $182 to $268 for a 4 pound box (the weight of my...
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    Re: Creed - A Bunch of Scumbags.

    I'm out. I was addressing your "math" as it was related to German vs US pricing on some cars that I threw in as an example of international marketing and pricing differences. Granted, it's not...
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    Re: Creed - A Bunch of Scumbags.

    Like I said - add the US sales tax to US MSRP - it's still far below German prices which include VAT. Math is math, I'm not making things up. Your math is... weird.

    US base price of 750Li is...
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    Re: Creed - A Bunch of Scumbags.

    NYCBoomBoom - no offense, but either your math doesn't add up, or you are arguing for argument sake. If you take US prices and add US sales tax, it's still way cheaper than the German prices which...
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    Re: Creed - A Bunch of Scumbags.

    Not ignoring your post - I thought it was pretty self explanatory, since all businesses in EU include VAT in their prices. You argued that "If I get a BMW and do Euro delivery in Germany it's quite...
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    Re: Creed - A Bunch of Scumbags.

    No, only in countries where you drive on the wrong side of the road (UK, Japan, South Africa, Australia, a few others). Most of the world (including Germany) drives on the right side.

    And yes,...
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    Re: Creed - A Bunch of Scumbags.

    Your argument doesn't hold up. Rolls Royce *did* release "a lower budget car to tap in to different parts of the market" - it's called Ghost. It's about $120-$200K less than their big car, Phantom....
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    Re: Looking for something 'Sprite-like' refreshing

    Yes, the thread was forcefully awakened.

    ('tis the weekend for Star Wars puns)


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    Re: What's your "ugly duckling"?

    Ha ha ha! Well, I've only sprayed it on once and scrubbed it off within 5 minutes, so I did not give it a chance, I suppose. Tell you what - I'll try it again and wait for the magic to happen...
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    Re: Creed - A Bunch of Scumbags.

    Yes yes, we hear you. But it works both ways. There are a lot of products that are sold in Europe at vastly higher prices than here in the US - even products that are made in the EU and shipped to...
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